After a big fight, sisters Flora and Ruby must come together in this stirring installment of Main Street Flora and Ruby have always gotten along as sisters, but now they're coming apart. They're starting to fight all the time and nobody -- not their friends, not their grandmother -- knows what to do. It's all a part of growing up, but it's not an easy part. And Flora and Ruby are going to have to learn how to stay together... with a little help from their friends.
Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Flora and Ruby's Aunt Allie is finally getting her chance to adopt a baby, and they travel with her to New York City to do some sightseeing while she waits for the baby's birth.
A gem from one of the most brilliant minds in personal finance. ''Ben Stein, author, actor, TV personality, and New York Times columnist Investing, as it is said, is simple but it is not easy. Jonathan Clements's fine new Little Book underscores the priceless (and price-less) value of simplicity. And his sage advice on living the good life and on spending well and saving wisely will surely make it, if not easy, at least easier for us to achieve financial peace of mind. ''John C. Bogle, founder of Vanguard and author of Enough Nobody, and I mean nobody, can make the world of investing as easy to understand as Jonathan Clements can. In this wonderful book, he teaches Main Street how to beat Wall Street at its own game-and how to have fun along the way. This book does not stop at merely making you richer and smarter; it will even help you lead a better life.''- Jason Zweig, author of Your Money and Your Brain and editor of Benjamin Graham's The Intelligent Investor Jonathan Clements is one of our wisest and finest writers in the field of personal finance. This Little Book contains gems of wisdom not only about investing, but also about living a full and satisfying life. '' - Burton G. Malkiel, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street Easy to read, easy to understand-and easy to put to work-this Little Book is a winner. I'm getting copies for our children-and their children, too.''- Charles D. Ellis, author of Winning the Loser's Game.
Hard-hitting divorce lawyer James Sexton shares his insights and wisdom from the front lines of divorce to keep you out of his office and improve your relationship. If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late. James Sexton knows this. After dealing with more than a thousand clients whose marriages have dissolved over everything from an ill-advised threesome with the nanny to the uneven division of carpool duties, he also knows all of the what-not-to-dos for couples who want to build—and consistently work to preserve—a lasting, fulfilling relationship. Described by former clients as a “courtroom gunslinger” and “the sociopath you want on your side,” Sexton tells the unvarnished truth about relationships, diving straight into the most common marital problems. These usually derive from dishonest—or nonexistent—communication. Even when the alleged reason for separation is one spouse’s new “personal trainer,” there’s likely a communication problem that predates the fitness kick. Symptom and root cause get confused all the time. Sexton has spent his career working with spouses-to-be-no-longer. Reverse engineering a relationship can help to identify and fix what does not work. Ever feel like you’re holding back criticism of your spouse because you just can’t have that fight right now? Sexton will tell you to “Hit Send Now.” Maybe you aren’t as adventurous as you used to be, or need some "you time," but for some reason it seems weird or exhausting to change up the routine now. Sexton knows where that mentality leads and offers viable alternative paths to take. Though he deals constantly with the heartbreak of others, he still believes in romance and the transformative power of love. This book is his opportunity to use what he has learned to help couples that aren’t so far gone get back on track.
As pop star Hannah Montana, Miley Stewart has it all, except for a driver's license. When she gets the chance to strut the catwalk in the Stella Fabiana Fashion Show, there's no one to give Miley a ride. Then her brother, Jackson, bets her that if she can get through a day of babysitting their neighbor's demanding young niece, Jackson will not only give Miley a ride to the show, he'll drive her around anytime she wants.
When Nikki's father left her family, she thought all the trouble would be over. No more screaming. No more fighting. No more rages. But now he's coming back one last time, and Nikki isn't sure what's going to happen. Luckily, she has good friends like Flora, Ruby, and Olivia to stand behind her -- and a mom who cares about her kids enough to pull them through a hard time.
Friendship is forever in the fourth book of Ann M. Martin's heartwarming new series, Main Street Spring has arrived in Camden Falls, and with it have come many joys and challenges. As Flora and Ruby near the first anniversary of their arrival in town, Flora prepares for a visit from her old best friend. She's excited . . . but her new best friend, Olivia, isn't. Olivia's afraid she won't measure up, and that Flora will regret ever coming to Camden Falls. It's a very big reunion set for a very big day -- Camden Falls's 350th birthday celebration. Does one best friend truly have to be the best . . . or can they find a way to get along?
The Secret Book Club
Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Flora, Olivia, and Nikki don't understand it. Someone is leaving books on their doorstep. Each comes with a mysterious message, asking them to read the book and do something new.
The Summer Before
Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
During the summer before their seventh-grade year, Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey tackle difficulties, including family problems, crushes, moving, and making new friends.
Shadows Over Main Street
Author: Doug Murano, D. Alexander Ward
Publisher: Cutting Block Books
From the Bram Stoker Award® nominated editing team of Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward comes the second entry in their best selling, critically acclaimed small-town Lovecraftian anthology series: Shadows Over Main Street, Volume 2. Here you'll find 17 horror-filled short stories about small-town America that are sure to make your skin crawl!
Author: Neil Barofsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In this riveting account of the mishandling of the TARP bailout fund, a former federal prosecutor offers behind-the-scenes proof of the corrupt ways Washington officials serve the interests of Wall Street. In this bracing, page-turning account of his stranger-than-fiction baptism into the corrupted ways of Washington, Neil Barofsky offers an irrefutable insider indictment of the mishandling of the $700 billion TARP bailout fund. During the height of the financial crisis in 2008, Barofsky gave up his job in the esteemed US Attorney’s Office in New York City to become the special inspector general overseeing the spending of the bailout money. But from day one his efforts to protect against fraud and to hold the big banks accountable were met with outright hostility from Treasury officials. Bailout is a riveting account of Barofsky’s plunge into the political meat grinder of Washington, and a vital revelation of just how captured by Wall Street our political system is and why the banks have only become bigger and more dangerous in the wake of the crisis.
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Publisher: Yearling Books
Stacy dislikes being partners with the new girl in school--after all, she does so many things so differently--until Stacy discovers that being different can be fun.
Ten Days in a Mad-House
Author: Nellie Bly
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
This is the true story of reporter Nellie Bly, who pretends to be insane, and manages to get herself committed into an insane asylum in the USA. This revised second digital edition is a fascinating account, specially formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK.
Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.
If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
With no memory of the car accident itself, 17-year-old Mia must come to terms with never really knowing what happened one horrific winter's day that changed her life forever.